April 2016

Planning for Climate Change Risk: Information for Enabling Adaptation

Please Note
The webcast option has been cancelled due to low registration. The live session will be proceeding.
Status: Advanced registration is now closed. A limited number of onsite registrations will be taken at the door.
Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM-9:30 AM: Registration and Hot Breakfast
9:30 AM-11:30 AM: Planning for Climate Change Risk - Live
9:30 AM-11:30 AM: Planning for Climate Change Risk - Webcast

Location: The Coast Coal Harbour Hotel (Seymour Room), 1180 West Hastings Street Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Dr. Stewart Cohen, PhD
Senior researcher, Climate Data Analysis Section of Environment and Climate Change Canada
Credit: 2 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $99.00 + GST = $103.95 until Apr 5, 2016

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $129.00 + GST = $135.45

Non-Member Price: $129.00 + GST = $135.45

Student Member Price: $64.50 + GST = $67.73
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by April 05, 2016 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
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Participants will learn about terms used for defining climate change risk, and the role of climate change information in decision making. Examples of indicators will be presented, focusing on precipitation and streamflow.

Seminar Outline     

  • Defining climate change risk
    • Confidence, likelihood and uncertainty
    • Framework for climate change risk management
  • Role of climate change information
    • Translation of climate scenario to risk scenario
    • Quantitative input or expert judgement?
  • Examples of climate change information
    • Precipitation
    • Streamflow
    • Practical application: adjusting flood maps
  • Looking ahead

Unique Features of the Course               

Includes international and Canadian sources on climate change, covering recently published and ongoing work.

Target Audience    

Engineers and related practitioners with an interest in working with climate change information as part of their practice.

The Presenter

Dr. Stewart Cohen, PhD

Senior researcher, Climate Data Analysis Section of Environment and Climate Change Canada

Dr. Stewart J. Cohen is senior researcher with the Climate Data Analysis Section of Environment and Climate Change Canada, and an Adjunct Professor with the Department of Forest Resources Management, at the University of British Columbia. His research interests are in climate change impacts on watersheds and communities, and the development of participatory approaches for climate change adaptation through shared learning between researchers and practitioners. 
Dr. Cohen has contributed to more than 100 publications on climate change impacts and adaptation. These include regional and national assessments in Canada and the USA, and global assessments by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.


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